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Brenda Tracy Recalls Conversation She Had With Tom Izzo

A closeup of Michigan State Spartans coach Tom Izzo during practic

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 03: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans looks on during practice for the NCAA Men's Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 3, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The woman who travels the country helping to fight against sexual assault recalled a conversation she had with Tom Izzo.

Tom Izzo is currently in the middle of Michigan State's sexual assault scandal. ESPN's Outside The Lines dropped a bombshell report at the end of last week, detailing the school's alleged problems with the handling of sexual assault allegations.

Both Izzo and head football coach Mark Dantonio were targeted in the report. Multiple student-athletes had been accused of sexual assault and the handling of those allegations has been questioned.

Izzo spoke to reporters after Sunday's win at Maryland. He was grilled by an ESPN Outside The Lines reporter about the allegations.

That back-and-forth has since gone viral on social media. Izzo didn't say much, claiming he cooperated with every investigation and will continue to. He refused to give any details.

The interview caught the eye of Brenda Tracy, a rape survivor. Tracy, who says she was raped by multiple Oregon State football players in 1998, travels the country speaking to college programs and sharing her story, hoping to teach student-athletes that the solution to the sexual assault problem is men doing the right thing. ESPNW detailed her story in great capacity here.

On Twitter, Tracy recalled a conversation she had with Izzo. She said to spoke to him about possibly speaking to his team.

"I spent an hour on the phone with Izzo last April discussing me possibly working with his team. His rhetoric was full of victim blaming. It was upsetting to say the least. I don’t even think he realized how bad it was. I hope he’s sincere when he says he now stands with survivors," she wrote.

This is something that Izzo will have to continue to deal with. It's not going away.